Franchise one of our much-loved UK brands

WHY FRANCHISE WITH CDG?

Growth
Become part of the fastest growing restaurant group in the UK.

Choice
Choose from three fantastic, proven and established brands with a wealth of knowledge and support behind them.

Support
Benefit from the group’s expertise in running restaurant brands with an experienced training team for new site openings.

Security
Established brands with proven longevity, backed by robust financial investment. A wealth of resources at your fingertips.

Reward
Proven operating model across all brands, offering an attractive financial platform for success.

OUR FRANCHISE TERRITORIES

Franchise around the world with one of our much-loved brands.

The Americas

Europe

Middle East & Africa

Asia Pacific

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WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A PARTNER

The ideal franchise partner should be a well-funded player with a good local network, long term ambitions and a strong track record in F&B.

1

Scale

You should be a large well-capitalised business with the willingness and capital to invest for periods of 3-5 years.

2

F&B Casual Dining Experience

Relevant casual dining experience preferred, ideally with experience of successfully expanding similar Western brands.

3

Network

Link to secure prime real estate locations and ability to set up a secure supply chain.

4

Brand Focus

Passionate senior teams, with the ability to deliver a consistent customer experience.

5

Regional Expansion Capability

The ability to develop and to penetrate adjacent regions.

FRANCHISE Highlights

  • Estate approaching 300 restaurants across our portfolio of brands
  • Ambitious schedule of openings and refurbishments each year
  • Operating across three continents, with a strong pipeline of new business opportunities underway
  • Franchised sites in Delhi, India, London, Leicester and Gibraltar
  • A dedicated franchisee support team
  • Large, well-capitalised group with supportive ownership
  • State-of-the-art development kitchen in our Euston office, putting food at the heart of the business
  • Long standing partnership with Alain Ducasse Enterprises covering training and consultancy
  • Award-winning employer, with awards from Heathrow for our training and mentoring programmes in 2015 and 2016, Investors in People Gold accredited
  • Award-winning menus, achieving industry accolades in 2015, 2016 and 2017

OUR FRANCHISE SUPPORT PACKAGE

Our franchise team, with experts in UK and international marketing & operations, are committed to supporting you and your business, to establish and develop our brands.

Site selection assistance & restaurant design

Benefit from our extensive experience in property requirements and store design, with access to both external and internal design teams. Innovative restaurant designs ensure our estate sets trends and maintains its position in the causal dining market place.

Award-winning menus

Recreate the dishes that bring millions of customers to our brands each year, and receive guidance and assistance on how to localise our menus for your chosen territory.

Access to our operation application

Keep up to date with brand developments with our online, mobile-optimised operations portal and applications, and receive the complete guide on how to start and continue on the journey of operational excellence.

Restaurant visits and business reviews

Focus your franchise with quarterly business reviews and audits, to ensure the brand standards are being followed, and the business is moving in the right direction.

Best in class brands

Long standing UK brands with global appeal. Our brands are unique in the market place, with real heritage in each brand, and consistent reinvestment. International partners will join a business that is Investing heavily in new products and innovation, in menus and restaurant design, and in our brands and brand marketing, to ensure our business remains at the forefront of the restaurant market.

Pre and post opening training

Enjoy both pre and post opening training for both front and back of house teams, from a dedicated training team with extensive international and brand experience to support all stages of the process ensuring our brand standards are delivered for new territories.

Marketing support

Access to our brand, marketing collateral and menu designs via the operations portal, where all branded point of sale and marketing collateral is readily available for you to customise and download, ready for print. We are also on hand to help with website and digital presence including social media and PR, help you build annual marketing plans and review progress against it.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Every route to partnership with CDG is different, but you can expect us to guide you through the process every step of the way.

How long does it take from start to finish setting up a franchise with CDG? It can take anywhere between 3-12 months

How much will it cost me to set up a franchise with CDG? Every case is unique dependant on the brand, location, territory and country. Please get in touch for more detailed information- we’d be happy to have a call or meeting to take you through our detailed prospectus

How many sites can a franchise partner have? We will advise this once we understand your business set up, however on average between 5-20 sites

How many brands can be franchised? You may franchise all 5 of our brands if you have the infrastructure and set up to manage

Does the franchise partner need to have all of the funds themselves? No, a partner may have loans, financial partners and investors

What responsibilities will the partner have once they hold the franchise? Whilst you franchise the brand from CDG, you are solely responsible for the business that you operate. You will also be required to share your sales figures with CDG. You will also need to accommodate a CDG annual review

Who is the target market for each of the brands? Please get in touch for more detailed information- we’d be happy to have a call or meeting to take you through our detailed prospectus